International Nurse Researcher Awards

Recognizing members for contributions to nursing research


International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Since 2010, Sigma has been inducting venerated nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.

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Purpose

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national and/or international recognition for their work and whose research has influenced the profession and the people it serves. Sigma membership is required.

Eligibility

All active Sigma members worldwide are eligible to be nominated for this award. Members may not self-nominate; any self-nominations will be disqualified.

Current Sigma Board of Directors, Sigma elected international committee members, Sigma staff, Sigma consultants and contracted staff, and members of the judging committee are not eligible to receive this award, serve as nominators, or write letters of support. Members of appointed committees may participate in the award process.

Award Cycle

Nominations are now open.

Deadline: 11 December 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST

Honorees will be recognized at Sigma’s 31st International Nursing Research Congress during the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and Conversation with the Honorees. The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame presentation is sponsored by Wiley.

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"This award brings formal recognition of my body of research from those I respect the most, fellow nurses. To become one of the few nurse researchers world-wide to be inducted brings honor not only to myself, but also Vanderbilt School of Nursing. On a personal note, it is hard to imagine that as someone from an extremely rural upbringing I have achieved International recognition for doing something that I love. Nursing is the best profession in the world and the potential for nurse scientists to succeed is unlimited."
Sheila Hedden Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN2017 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductee
"The Emerging Nurse Researcher Award is a dream come true. As a young academic I have always admired senior academics who have demonstrated excellence, rigor and quality in their research and publications. I have endeavored to conduct credible research and stayed focused in sharing my findings with the rest of the world."
Lydia Aziato2017 Emerging Nurse Researcher Recipient, Africa

Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar Award

Introduced in 2015, the Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar Award recognizes an early-career nurse researcher (completed and earned doctorate after December 2014) from each of Sigma's global regions whose research has influenced the profession and the people it serves.

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Purpose

The Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar Award recognizes an early career nurse researcher/scholar from each of Sigma’s seven global regions whose research/scholarship has influenced the nursing profession and the people it serves. 

Research: Completed systematic process of studious investigation that increases the knowledge or understanding on a topic or issue.

Scholarship: Completed work, product, and/or outcome indicative of the generation, synthesis, translation, application, and dissemination of knowledge that aims to improve and/or transform health.

Eligibility

All active Sigma members worldwide, who completed and earned a master’s or doctoral degree after 1 December 2014, are eligible for this award. 

Members may self-nominate but are required to submit an additional narrative from a supporting nominator.

Current Sigma Board of Directors, Sigma elected international committee members, Sigma staff, Sigma consultants and contracted staff, and members of the judging committee are not eligible to receive this award, serve as nominators, or write letters of support. Members of appointed committees may participate in the award process.

Award Cycle

Nominations are now open.

Deadline: 11 December 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST

Honorees will be recognized at Sigma’s 31st International Nursing Research Congress during Plenary 2.

Questions? Contact awards@sigmanursing.org
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